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Published On: April 23rd, 2016

Musicians, Singers and Groups Encouraged to Apply
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the dates for auditions to perform the National Anthem during the 2016 season. Each season, the Rafters bring in local singers, musicians, and musical groups to perform the National Anthem prior to each Rafters home game. This year there will be two chances to audition, with the first coming Friday, May 20th from 4:00‐6:00 pm. If you are unable to make that time, another audition will be held on Monday, May 23rd from 4:00‐6:00 pm.  
Anyone interested in applying to sing or play the National Anthem should send the following to Emily Steines at
1) Three dates you are available to perform the National anthem at a Rafters home game.
2) Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
3) Indicate whether you are applying as an individual, or part of a musical group. If part of a group, please provide number in the group and their names as well.
4) Indicate which of the two audition dates you will be attending.
The Rafters host their season opener on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:05 pm when they take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Rafters single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Rafters ticket office at 715-424-5400.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit